It is time for all of us to follow through with those New Year’s resolutions we made just a few weeks ago. Now that my kids are getting older (10, 8, and 4), I made a resolution to have them help with cleaning the house. And to make sure I actually follow through this year, I created a printable chore chart.
Now I realize it takes work (on our end) to do chore charts, but they are great accountability for everyone. Chore charts provide instant gratification for the kids – checking off a list or task is always a good thing! Here’s the free chore chart I created, and you can personalize it for your child (or husband):
To open and save your own chore chart printable, Click HERE –> CHORE CHART
And if you want to laminate and frame the chart as I did, here’s the tutorial:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Glue Gun
- Wood Stain (I used dark walnut)
- Xacto Knife
- Balsa Wood (or thin pieces of wood) *I found my balsa wood in a pack at Hobby Lobby.
Measure and cut your wood. I made mine slightly larger than the 8.5-inch printout.
Next, I stained my piece of wood.
While the stain was drying, I lamented my printout. If you have access to a laminating machine, that is your best bet. We are laminating it so we can use dry-erase markers and use the chore chart week after week. I used clear contact paper, but it’s a little more stubborn with the dry-erase markers. I noticed the red doesn’t erase very well on the clear contact paper. (Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes work great for erasing!)
I measured and cut my contact paper allowing an inch or two to hang off the top and bottom.
This extra material is where you will attach the wood frame.
I glued the twine to the extra contact paper.
Then, I added glue to the balsa wood and attached it to the chore chart on the extra contact paper – covering where I attached the twine.
Add a piece to the bottom, and you’re done!
I used permanent markers for my kids’ names and chores. The kids use a dry-erase marker to mark their chores.
Go get those kids to work!
Is this chore chart not quite what you were looking for? I also have another FREE printable chore chart HERE.
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34 thoughts on “Printable Chore Chart”
So cute! I’ve found that using the “Vis-a-Vis” markers, the ones that were used on overhead transparency sheets, actually work on lamination and contact paper soon much better than dry erase markers! You just have to be willing to wipe them down with something damp, but they erase so much better. After a while all my laminated stuff started to look dingy when I was using dry erase, and this seems to help it hold up so much better. I hope this tip helps! 🙂
Lindsey! This is a GREAT tip! I’ll have to test out these Vis-a-Vis markers. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for this printable! I just love the design and just made one for both of my kids to use to help out around the house a little more.
I’m so glad it was helpful for you, Bethany! Thanks for letting me know.
This is a great chore chart! I love the clean look. Thank you for sharing it! I hope you’re not still lamenting your lack of a laminator. 😉 Sorry… I’m sure it was autocorrect, but your paragraph about laminating the chart says that you lamented it. 🙂 That gave me a chuckle.
Haha! I’ll have to go fix it. I never noticed it, and this post was created a while ago. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
Hi there. Just wondering if this printable comes in an editable version. This one is my favorite of all I’ve seen but I want to be able to type into it.
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks! What do you want to be editable? You can email me: [email protected]
Where did you get the clips to hang them from?
I made them! The details are in the post.
I love this chart! Is there any chance this chore chart is (or could be) available in 5×7 size? I have a Command Center where I am using three 5×7 frames for kid chores. Please?! 🙂
Email me: [email protected]
Would I also be able to get this in a 5X7? It is just my style. Thanks for putting this out there!
Hello! I am adding kids name and chores inPSE and I would like font to match. Can you please tell me what font your used?
Caferus Slim Regular and Jenna Sue!
Thank you so much! This is super cute and having a family that struggles with ADHD, we need to make good habits and stick with our routines, I will be starting this today!
I went back to school in the fall, and this chore chart finally got my kid doing chores regularly, which was amazing because I spent 3 evenings a week in front of the computer on 2-3 hour zoom calls every evening! With this the kid knew what was expected, and when she was done she could go watch tv. And as a single mom, I just could NOT keep up with the basics without her help. Even the mental work of having to tell/remind her to do chores was becoming too much, but with this on the fridge (same daily chores every week) some of these are becoming a habit for her. Thank you!
Now I”m going to try to make one or a modified one for myself as well, for accountability to her, as well as to remind myself to do things like take out the trash on trash day, etc. When you add school to the mix the mental space becomes too limited to remember things! haha. I figure at this point if I put up a chart for myself, the kid will keep me on track too!
I’m so glad the chart was helpful for you! By the way, I don’t know you, but I’m so proud of you! Being a single mom AND doing school – how awesome!! I love that you are making a chart for yourself as well. You are one awesome momma – and woman!
Hi! Is the printable chore chart still available? The link isn’t working. Thanks!
Sorry about that – it’s been fixed!
Thank you!! This is beautiful, useful, AND reusable!